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Legislation on euthanasia: recent developments in The Netherlands.
  1. J K Gevers
  1. Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam.


    Recently, new developments took place in the Dutch debate on the legislation of euthanasia. After a brief account of that debate, the article discusses a new government proposal for legislation in this field, which was submitted to the Dutch parliament in November 1991. This proposal relates not only to euthanasia but also to some other medical decisions concerning the end of life. The author concludes that, for several reasons, it is unsatisfactory.

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